If you're looking for free wheelchairs in Idaho, we've got you covered!
This page is a complete resource for free assistive devices (wheelchairs, scooters, and more) and independent living resources in the state of Idaho.
Check out the resources below, and if you have a resource to add, please contact us!
Free Wheelchairs & Assistive Devices in Idaho
1. Area Agency on Aging for Southeast Idaho
The Area V Agency on Aging located in Pocatello provides information and support which maximizes independence and quality of life for older adults, 60 years of age and older, individuals with disabilities and vulnerable adults 18 years and older.
The services they provide include Information and Assistance Program, Nutrition Services, Transportation Services, Legal Assistance, Medicare and Medicaid advice and information, Durable Medical Equipment Lending Closet, Homemaker Assistance, Outreach, and Services for Veterans.
2. Disability Action Center
Disability Action Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Through their Durable Medical Exchange, a program that has been in existence for 11 years, people with temporary or permanent disabilities can secure durable medical equipment free of charge. DAC helps people find manual wheelchairs, power chairs/scooters, bath benches/seats, commodes, lift recliners, tablets or laptop computers, and smartphones/iPods, ramps, support bars, transfer boards, canes, crutches, and walkers.
3. ElderHelp of Northern Idaho
ElderHelp, a not-for-profit organization, currently serves close to 350 seniors in some way or fashion. Services include Handicap Ramps, free home repairs for seniors, Installing various types of handrails and grab bars, Local moving, Yard maintenance.
4. Hands of Hope
Hands of Hope Northwest collects, cleans, and redistributes donated medical equipment and supplies—saving tons of waste from landfills. They ship medical product overseas to those who lack adequate healthcare and send supplies with mission teams. They also loan medical equipment to area residents and equip local non-profits by sharing our excess.
5. Interlink, Inc.
Interlink was a 2019 recipient of a grant from the Lewis-Clark Valley Healthcare Foundation. They are an organization empowered by volunteers, from drivers to home repair experts, who give many hours each week. They provide free transportation services to approved clients to essential destinations (such as medical/health appointments, pharmacies, grocery stores, food banks, banking, etc.). Requests for home safety modifications and wheelchair ramps are also accepted.
6. Idaho Assistive Technology Project
The Idaho Assistive Technology Project's goal is to help Idahoans with disabilities acquire the assistive technology they need to live more independent lives. Services they provide include Assistive Technology Financing Program, Consultations and Trainings, Idaho AT4All Equipment Exchange Program and Information, Assistance, and Resources.
7. Knights of Columbus Risen Christ Council #12854
Since 2002, the Knights of Columbus Risen Christ Council 12854 has been providing medical equipment free to anyone in need. Items are loaned for as long as someone needs them, then returned, cleaned and refurbished - and provided free to the next person. The shop and loan program is open on Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on 3100 E. Hubbard Road in Meridian.
8. Life, Inc.
Life is a non-profit, Center for Independent Living and has been serving Southeastern Idaho since 1999. They offer assistive technology and durable medical equipment loans at no cost to consumers. The devices include Communication Technology, Developmental technology, gently used equipment at no cost, IPAD’s, Learning tools and games, Speech Recognition devices, Transfer benches, shower chairs, grab bars, Walkers, wheelchairs, and scooters.
LINC programs provide people with loans of gently used equipment. This equipment ranges from wheelchairs and motorized scooters to communication devices and more; a free option for those who need it. Equipment includes wheelchairs, power wheelchairs, walkers, lifts, transfer benches, bath seats, bath handrails, bed handrails, chair lifts, crutches, and canes.
10. Payette Senior Center
Congregate Meals, Monday, Wednesday - Friday 11:30 am - 1:00 pm. (Donation Suggested, for those 60+ an exception can be made). Recreation - Pool room, dancing. cards and games. Meals on Wheels. Thrift Store 9 am - 3 pm M - F, medical equipment available, exercise classes. transportation available for doctor appointments, grocery shopping, errands (need to schedule one day in advance.